Chief Operating Officer

Brant Richards

Brant Richards brings over 23 years of professional experience to Third Derivative, during which he has sat on all sides of the climate technology commercialization table as an entrepreneur, venture capital investment director, corporate innovation manager, and consultant. He was co-founder of German-based energy storage pioneer Younicos AG where he managed sales and marketing as the team deployed the first megawatt-scale batteries onto the European grid and the world’s first renewables-based microgrids.  He was a consultant to Germany’s second-largest energy company, innogy (currently Germany’s largest energy company subsequent to its merger with e.On), as they set up their corporate innovation hub and subsequently served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the hub developing new ventures in multiple technology fields. Having lived on 3 continents and done business in over 30 countries, Brant is committed to the belief that solving the world’s urgent climate problems requires an integrated approach which leverages and incentivizes a diverse chorus of collaborative voices.